Photo credit: Karen Davis
The 18th annual Ghostly Gallop will again start and end at Hudson Junior/Senior High School, but participants in the 5k run/walk will navigate a new, officially sanctioned course for the first time. The 5k run/walk will start at 10:30am Sunday, October 21. A Kids One Mile Fun Run for children 11 and under will start at 10am.
The new road course takes participants past the library, the beneficiary of proceeds from the day’s events, and reduces traffic disruptions. The course was measured and certified by USA Track & Field. The 5k run, for the first time this year, is part of the USATF Adirondack Grand Prix Series, a series of events that test runners over various distances and in differing conditions.
Participants and spectators for the 5k run/walk and Kids One Mile Fun Run will find ample free parking at Hudson Junior/Senior High School, near the start/finish line. Continue reading
Program Description: Hudson Area Library’s Tween Advisory Council is pleased to present another Saturday Movie Matinee. This month’s feature will be of the Hayo Miyazki’s classic Spirited Away. Spirited Away tells the story of 10-year-old Chihiro and her parents who stumble upon a seemingly abandoned amusement park. After her mother and father are turned into giant pigs, Chihiro meets the mysterious Haku, who explains that the park is a resort for supernatural beings who need a break from their time spent in the earthly realm, and that she must work there to free herself and her parents.
Date/Time: Saturday, October 13, 4-7pm
Registration/Suggested Audience: This movie is open to tweens, teens and families and is held as part of the Council’s ongoing Saturday Movie Matinee series. As usual for matinees there will be raffle prizes and free popcorn. For more information: please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 518-828-1792
Program Description: The library hosts a public information forum about the importance of an accurate census count for vital funding on a local level and what we can do to ensure an accurate count. This event is sponsored by NY Council on Families and Children, NY Civic Engagement Table, Assemblymember Didi Barrett, and Michael Chameides, Supervisor, Ward 3 of the City of Hudson. Childcare, food, and refreshments provided. It will take place in the community room, which is wheelchair accessible.
Date/Time: Thursday, October 4, 6-8pm.
Registration: Reserve your seat by going to bit.ly/censuscount. For more information email email@example.com, call 518.828.1792 x101, or visit the main desk in the library.
Photo Credit: JD Urban
Program Description: Pamela Badila, folkteller & performance artist, reads, tells and perform folktales from around the world with children and their families. This special story hour gives families the opportunity to explore stories, told through generations, that formed the traditions and ethics of particular cultures. Craft and music activities follow the folktelling.
Date/Time: Sundays, 2-3pm beginning September 9 Continue reading
Program Description: The City of Hudson Senior Center and the library are celebrating Grandparents’ Day by offering a Watercolor Fest for grandparents, children, and grandchildren. Teaching artist Gretchen Kelly facilitates and shares her expertise on all things watercolor. Bring in a photo with simple imagery for inspiration or choose one from Ms. Kelly’s collection.
Date/time: Saturday, September 8. Two sessions: 12 – 1:15pm & 1:45 – 3pm.
Suggested Audience: Birth to age 109. Continue reading
Oakdale Lake June 1963. Howard Gibson Collection.
Program Description: Friends of Hudson Youth and Friends of Oakdale Lake will throw the first annual Oakdale Lake Picnic open to all of Hudson, ushering in a new era of community use and involvement at Oakdale. There will be free hot dogs with pickles made by Oakdale campers and Hawthorne Valley sauerkraut; Stewart’s ice cream; and a DJ. The Oakdale Picnic offers the first ever viewing of a new exhibit, co-created by the Hudson Area Library, Friends of Hudson Youth and Friends of Oakdale Lake. The exhibit, “Oakdale Past & Future,” includes historic photographs, maps, and memorabilia on Oakdale.
Date/Time: Thursday, August 9, 4-6pm Continue reading
Program Description: While Pamela Badila is on summer hiatus, Sam Gruber, Summer Reading teacher and Library Assistant, reads and tells traditional stories from around the world with music, performance and crafts for children and their families.
Date/Time: Sundays, 1-2pm. July 1 through August 26.
Suggested Audience: Children of all ages
Preregistration: Not required